James A. Thomas, age 87 of Stockbridge, died Thursday, June 13, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Jean Thomas; parents, James and Catherine Thomas ; daughter, Sherry Kendrick, daughter-in-law, Deborah Thomas; sister, Boots' Shelton. He is survived by his son, Jimmy Thomas; grandchildren, Kristy and David Hollingshed, Katie and Carl Martin, Keri and Derek Vissering, Wade and Christy Kendrick, Jessica and Jess Haynes, Jennifer and Stuart Guthrie, Neal and Jenny Kendrick, Casey and DeeAnn Kendrick; 21 great-grandchildren; son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Bill and Edwina Kendrick. Mr. Thomas was a member of Highview Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening and vacationing at Daytona Beach with his family. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel with Pastor Joe Hughes and Mike Thomas officiating; interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Monday, June 17, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. and Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 10 until 11 prior to the service at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highview Baptist Church, 4649 E. Fairview Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Rd., Conyers, GA, 770-483-7216.